Winter programme

Boccia at New Earswick

 What is boccia? -

Spelt B-O-C-C-I-A - but pronounced 'Botcha', it's organised worldwide by CP-ISRA. This is the Cerebral Palsy International Sports and Recreation Association, which was founded in 1978.

It's thought the game originated in Greece with competitors tossing large stones at a stone target. When it came to the UK, boccia was solely designed as a sport for those with severe cerebral palsy. It has now developed into a game played by many sections of the community - and from a purely recreational level up to the intensely competitive Paralympics. The rules of Boccia are determined by CP-ISRA and are reviewed every four years, usually just after the Paralympics.

Who plays it?
Anyone can - and we have 2 courts available for hire throughout the summer season May - August
New Earswick is pleased to be the year round home of 1st York Boccia Club who meet at the bowls club 7.00pm on Thursday evenings and are pleased to host regional tournaments.
We are also proud to be the training venue for the City of York Special Olympics boccia team and congratulate them on their recent performances at the National Special Olympics event held in August 2013 at Bath. 

Boccia Tournament 2010

 Special Olympics Bowls & Carpet Bowls